The impact of digitization in container terminals – Presented by Jordi Arjona Aroca, Valenciaport Foundation

The impact of digitization in container terminals – Presented by Jordi Arjona Aroca, Valenciaport Foundation, at Cargo Innovation Conference which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

During the last years ports, terminals and haulers have been walking at a steady pace towards full digitization. This has open a new range of possibilities to them and many are embracing the latest advances in fields like big data, IOT or cyber-physical systems, which are paving their way towards full automation. We will present the efforts Valenciaport Foundation is making in this regard, jointly with the collaboration of Valenciaport authority and terminal operators like Noatum. In particular we will introduce four European projects, SeaTerminals, INTER-IoT, Transforming Transport and Sauron, in four different areas: Cyberphysical systems, Internet of Things, BigData and Cybersecurity.

About Jordi Arjona Aroca
Dr. Arjona is a project technician in the Valenciaport foundation, in Valencia, Spain, focused in research and innovation projects. Before, he worked for 2.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher and member of technical Staff in the cloud-computing group in Nokia Bell-Labs in Dublin, Ireland. He obtained his Ph.D. in Telematics Engineering, focused in energy efficiency and costs reduction in data centers in the Institute IMDEA Networks in Madrid, Spain.
His main interests lay in algorithms, computing and energy efficiency. Currently he collaborates in several research projects in the fields of Internet of Things, Cybersecurity or the Physical Intenet, among others.

About Fundación Valenciaport
Valenciaport Foundation was founded in April 2004 at the initiative of the Port Authority of Valencia and other institutions within the Valencia Region. The Foundation is a non-profit entity conceived as a centre for research, training and cooperation at the service of all agents involved in the transport and logistics sector, and particularly in port and sea transport activities. The principal objective of the Valenciaport Foundation is to network the port-logistics community, constantly improving its human resources so the services offered by the Valenciaport cluster have the quality levels that allow us to continue being leaders in the Mediterranean.

About Cargo Innovation Conference
The logistics industry is gearing up for possibly the biggest challenge in its history. Digital technologies disrupt the traditional valuechain. Disruption is everywhere. The traditional players have to adapt quickly, otherwise new entrants will threaten their positions or even take over.

The Cargo Innovation Conference addresses the impact of digitalisation of logistics processes on efficiency, profitability, user friendliness, transparency and more.

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